Going Beyond Words
w/ Stan Schmidt
Show 2247 – Missa in Labore Requies
This week on ACDA Radio, host Stan Schmidt takes you to the Muri Abbey in Switzerland as we explore echoes of the Gabrieli brothers through the Missa in Labore Requies by Baroque composer Georg Muffat. Written in 1690, this piece utilizes a five “choir” concept — “choirs” here meaning ensembles, which include five trumpets with timpani, two cornets and three trombones, two violins and three viols, two four-part vocal choirs, and basso continuo. This is a magnificent work and his only surviving mass.
For information about the specific recordings used in this segment, as well as a complete list of music, visit www.goingbeyondwords.com and click on Show 2247 on the blog page.